HELLENIC-AMERICAN 
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION 
OF COLORADO 

Spring 2001 Events


 

Lecture
Thursday
January 11,
2001

7:00 pm

Strangers Coming: The Case of the Asia Minor Greeks
Ms. Marina Sofos

The Turkish defeat of the Greeks in Asia Minor is one of the darkest periods in modern Greek history and resulted in what Greeks call to this day, the Asia Minor Catastrophe, or simply The Catastrophe. Both economically and psychologically, the greatest victims of the Catastrophe were not the people living in Greece, but the approximately 2 million Anatolians, or Greeks of Asia minor. Those who were not killed by the Turkish forces were forced to escape to the islands and the mainland of Greece. These new inhabitants, increased the country's population by 20%. This presentation will look at the lengthy and uncomfortable transition that these refugees were forced to make, as well as their eventual positive impact on the Greek nation-state.

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Lecture
Wednesday February 7,
2001

7:00 pm

Teaching The Classics in American High Schools
Mr. Steven Frazer

Mr. Fraser will discuss his approach and experiences in teaching the ancient world to high school students; student projects will be displayed and students may participate.

 

Lecture
Thursday
March
8,
2001

7:00 pm

Ancient Greek Engineering
Alex Krikos

 

 

Meeting
Thursday
April 19,
2001

7:00 pm

The History of Oil Exploration in Greece
Mr. Michael Johnson

Oil is the lifeblood of a nation's economy. Greece's daily oil requirements are 300,000 barrels and their present daily, domestic oil production is only 6,500 barrels. The huge cost of importing over 97% of oil needs manifests into a terrible drain on its economy. All countries bordering Greece exceed Greece in daily oil production. The geologic setting in all of these countries is both similar and indicative of containing commercial oil accumulations. An aggressive oil exploration is in order and should be undertaken.

 

Musical
Sunday
May 6,
2001

5:00 pm

The Elysium Quintet

Mr. Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Sponsors are welcome for this event, please contact John Sofos at 970-482-7417

 

Meeting
Friday
June 1,
2001

7:00 pm

Alexander the Great

Dr. Celia Fountain